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Al Berca

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  1. The answer to these questions and much more information are all provided in the link that Dough was kind enough to post.
  2. Just walked by. Looks like they are close to full inside and outside. Not sure they need our help anymore.
  3. And screw their buyer instead of themselves. Another of your “great” ideas.
  4. Good idea Tomas, except legally the buyer has the right to select the notary.
  5. It was common place here until a few years ago for notarios to help the sellers out by reducing the sale price of the house to reduce their capital gains. Since that has been stopped and true sale prices must now be used by Notarios, complaints such as yours are frequent. I don’t believe you have an alternative if you wish to sell your home now because now the law is being followed. Before it was not, but most buyers did not understand nor have explained to them how they were being screwed at the closing of their just purchased home.
  6. I rent a box at the Ajijic post office for about 40 USD per year. Been doing it about 14 years. Never have not received my “are you dead, yet” letter from SS. Never had SS check stopped or delayed. Do nothing unless there is a problem. Why try to draw unnecessary attention to yourselves for no reason. They have your contact info and will use it if need be.
  7. The US Embassy in Mexico is in Mexico City and there is only one. The others, including GDL, are called US Consulates.
  8. I took her prescription to Costco had an eye exam there, too. When comparing the two eye exams, they were not identical, but about as similar as they could be to each other without being identical. Unfortunately, with my complicated prescription, Luz told me she could not even come close to the Costco price.
  9. If that is true, please promise to never make a restaurant review. Just read them and write nothing. Thank you.
  10. It hasn’t worked the last four or five times they tried it either.
  11. Make sure you are friendly and helpful to all of your neighbors, especially Mexicans. The rewards will be endless.
  12. Wouldn’t this question receive more and possibly better responses on the forum for Jocotopeckers and folks in your area? I know of no plumbers who would be willing to make the long and turbulent drive from Chapala/Ajijic for a leaky water heater.
  13. I can’t believe you ran out of paper plates again!
  14. A smile and a kind word for everybody. We need more like him, not fewer. Sad.
  15. If you think “there are a lot of pelicans in Chapala....”, you obviously have never been to Petatan. It’s worth the drive. Try it. Then compare it to pelicans in Chapala.
  16. I have enjoyed his articles and have just finished reading his book. I think there is far more truth than fiction in his writings and far more research done than some of you seem to think.
  17. No, it does not have to be written in Spanish. It can be written in any language understandable to and agreed upon by all signatories. The only need to have it in Spanish is if there is a dispute between the signatories and they have asked for help through arbitration or the courts or other outside party. Then it must be translated into Spanish if not already writtten in Spanish.
  18. Mexico only allows foreigners to work who have already financially shown that it isn’t necessary for them to work. Not entirely true, but close.
  19. I believe it is over. At least for the time being. Drove to Zapopan this morning and took a different route back home. Every gas station I saw was open and none had lines. Here, GDL and Zapopan.
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